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Saks EL ORIGINAL

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Insurgentes Sur 1641 | Col. San José Insurgentes, Mexico City 03900, Mexico (Formerly Restaurante Saks)
5615-1500
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08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 12:00
Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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367 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The entire experience and meal was unbelievable. We had the tuna, which was fresh and delicious. The appetizer with cheese was outstanding. The service was A+. This is a must stop in Mexico City.

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Breakfast Bread is outstanding, service "Saks" and they don;t listen to you !! The restaurant its right at Avenue Insurgentes(19 miles long) and with windows open, and A/C turned off !!. Need to ask 3 times and and wait for 15 minutes to get the A/C on and windows remained open !! White wine served is not chilled and, served... More 

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Thank AFPITTA
Manchester, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by colleagues from our local office, but were unsure what to expect. We were totally delighted by the experience, quality and price. The greeting was warm and pre dinner drinks were served with a selection of Kir, Mescal, Tequilla and cocktails. All were fantastic. A bread selection with various spreads were absolutely delicious. I would... More 

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Thank Tony P
Krakow, Poland
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I've been coming to Saks Insurgentes for a while (family lives nearby) and I'm always delighted by the food and excellent service. It is a bit pricy but it is worth it. The Enchiladas de Mole are exquisite as well as the pasta's.

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Thank luisalunac
Mexico City, Mexico
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

This place is really nice. Is like an on fashion 80's house situated in one of the most longest streets in Mexico City, where we can consider is a business area (as they all come dressed). Their specialty is definitely the 'corn bread'. Spongy, sweat and warm city bread just baked. The service is quite ok and the prices goes... More 

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Thank AbrahamChavez
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

The Ensalada Saks is excellent...the linguine fra diavolo is consistently good. All of the Mexican dishes are executed quite well. The selection of wines is excellent, and the desserts are wonderful.

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Thank Cybrchef
Mexico City, Mexico
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

The food and service were better some years ago. We went to try the "chiles en nogada" a special dish for the patriotic september month. That were just good but no delicious. The Red Snapper was not very fresh. Wine is a little bit pricey. There is a service charge per person but the bread and humus is very good.

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Thank Irma M
Columbia, Missouri
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

I had heard that this was a great place for breakfast, but I found the food to be disappointing. This is especially true when one considers the price. True, they do have vegetarian items, and "interesting" combinations, but the preparation is not very good, e.g. items are served cold, or overcooked, or undercooked. Their naturally prepared juices are the only... More 

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Thank Digg
Mexico City, Mexico
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

I love this restaurant. It's always been among my favorite. I have been going there for over fifteen years. It has an unexpected medieval feel and several vegetarian options.

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Thank Jorge O
phoenix
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

the best splenda desert! all food was delicious, the bread is fresh

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Thank gaby j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 12:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 12:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 12:00
Thursday
07:30 - 12:00
Friday
07:30 - 12:00
Saturday
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Insurgentes Sur 1641 | Col. San José Insurgentes, Mexico City 03900, Mexico (Formerly Restaurante Saks)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5615-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?